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Reply mitchellbravo, May 25th, 2019, 5:01 pm

APOLOGIES for the multi-week delay. The page was nowhere near ready to go on either of the Mondays, and I knew I needed to sit and take time with it and the pages that follow.

I spent a good amount of time editing the page digitally, and started going back to using more digital effects. The way I figure it, if I can't achieve the desired effect traditionally, but I can get it pretty close with digital help, why not go for it?




Length: 5 pages of escalating rage, followed by 5 pages of slurring and hollering

Why it's #1: God, so many reasons. Eddie is at once both a belligerent and affectionate drunk which paints a terrible time for any friends around him during his rampages. You see him try to kiss and cuddle both Cecilia and Joseph, unsuccessfully try to kick Clarabelle in the stomach, seems to break Tony's nose (that hitch he's got visible in the side profile in today's page wasn't always there), devastatingly lift and drop Marie's hopes, and give him self one of those massive, day-long hangovers that has you swearing you'll never touch the stuff again. It's like a little taste of so many more things to come.

Aside from the writing, I think the art flows exactly how I wanted it, and I love the way the night effect coloring turned out on this page and the perfect spookiness of the trees in this one.

@Oly-RRR: "I have a feeling the #1 scene is something to do with Joseph but not the violin one, maybe something from their camping time... or drunk Eddie or Eddie saying goodbye to the car but that's just me listing my favourites by now. XP" YOU WERE RIGHT ON MULTIPLE LEVELS, PLEASE CLAIM YOUR PRIZE AS YOU PASS THE TICKET STAND


Reply Squirreltastic-Blue, May 28th, 2019, 6:31 am

These call back pages were cool in a few senses, and I personally like comparing the art quality to the most recent page.

Reply mitchellbravo, May 28th, 2019, 6:44 pm

@Squirreltastic-Blue: It's been fun, if self-indulgent, to do! I like doing that comparison too, though I often feel like my backslide makes it disappointing.

Reply Squirreltastic-Blue, May 28th, 2019, 8:00 pm

@mitchellbravo: A lot of factors can play into backsliding. For personal projects, I try not to let it get me down too much. Consider how much stress, sleep, and health you have when making your pages and comparing them to old ones. It's often hard to remember how you were doing during those times, but it's at least something to think about.
When I'm making a lot of errors, I generally try to keep trudging though it, because I have put myself on a schedule and I don't intend on breaking it after four years strong.
What I'm trying to say is, it's easy to over look anything that may be impairing you or to even think fondly of something you've already done because we tend to forget or overlook bad things in the past. You are you own worst enemy when it comes to criticism, and I think it's important to accept that and just keep moving forward no matter how awful you are.
In the end, you can say you did it, even if the end result wasn't all that impressive to you. It'll be impressive to someone.
Maybe even a squirrel.

Reply mitchellbravo, May 28th, 2019, 8:16 pm

@Squirreltastic-Blue: Thank you for your kind words. It's funny, because a lot of the pages I look back on fondly are pages I remember *hating* when I made them- it's like when you're in it, you can't see it. In my case, I had some moderate mental health issues that cropped up that led to a really long hiatus (I consider updating 4-7 times a year a hiatus)- I'm not sure if you were around posting and reading back when this was going on, it was around 2015 when it started. You'd be surprised how much of "it" comes naturally to you until it doesn't, you know?
But you're right, and part of the reason this page was late is I wanted to take my time and make it good and have fun making it rather than rush through to create an unsatisfying end product just to meet a deadline. I like drawing again for the first time in years and I hope I can stick to it.

Reply Oly-RRR, June 3rd, 2019, 8:17 pm


And aaaw, Tony is being relatable across generations. It's like a problem everyone had at some point in their lives, maybe more than once, but the usual response from family members is "Don't Quit Your Job/ Don't Start A Band".

I like how Tony's family's kitchen is full of spices and stuff. X)

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